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"I can find no record of Blair, Kincardineshire. I find: Blair Parish ChurchDiocese of DunkeldDeanery of Athole and DrumalbaneCounty of Perthshire and  Blairgowrie / Blair(?) Parish ChurchDiocese of St AndrewsDeanery of Gowrie From the evidence,…"
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"I am a descendant of the Douglas's mentioned in the J. Lufkin Douglas book. My last ancestor listed was Cynthia Etta Douglas, my gg grandmother. Her father was Alonzo Douglas, who homesteader 80 acres in Western Kansas (he's buried in…"
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2020 New Years Honours

Posted on December 29, 2019 at 22:00 0 Comments

Congratulations to:

James Arthur DOUGLASS, Police Staff, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing and to National Security, who was appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Years Hounours

Along with the Birthday honours, the New Year’s Honours list is the most significant announcement of civilian and military gallantry awards.

The system acknowledges the…

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Finding Henry

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 12:07 1 Comment

Rob Douglas, of Western Australia, has published a collection of notes and photographs about his grandfather, Henry, and grandmother, Mina. Rob uncovered a wealth of anecdotes and recollections of their lives.

If your family history merges with theirs at any point, then I am sure you will find this publication as fascinating as…

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PLaces in Douglas History

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I have had a session adding to my map of places in Douglas history. Still a long way to go! https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1F-UPddN4htCLFLz75kSfJlucn5g&ll=10.299642456804598%2C0&z=2

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Early Douglases

Posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:57 0 Comments

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Extracted from la genealogia de la antiquissima y nobilissima familia Brigantina o Douglas

How many swords did the Good Sir James Douglas own?

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On 21st June 1861, the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the master gunner of Dumbarton Castle carried William Wallace’s sword to the laying of the foundation stone at the Wallace Monument, while a servant of the Earl of Elgin carried King Robert Bruce’s sword. Up to 100,000 people are said to have attended.

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At 22:20 on March 20, 2020, Stuart Douglass said…

William, Curtiss Finch Douglass was a lawyer and judge in Noroton Heights, CT. He was my great grandfather, probably would have been in his prime during around 1900. He's the oldest known Douglass my family is aware of. I've not started research into it.

At 1:44 on March 10, 2020, Kathryn McInnis-Misenor said…

"William, I see mention of DNA here has it ruled any Douglas lines out? My great grandmother told my mother now gone as well that we were from Robert the Bruce via her Douglas line. What is the facts? Kathy McInnis-Misenor
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At 22:28 on December 22, 2019, Clarice Douglas said…

 William maybe but I will turn it into an adventure thanks

At 16:50 on December 21, 2019, Alasdair Malcolm Douglas-Hamilto said…

Good to meet you at the opening of the Douglas Monteith memorial opening. Seriously, if you want more info, get my book "Lord of the Skies" from Lulu.com. It is largely about my father, who died  (actually disappeared for 2 years) in an air crash in West Africa.

Briefly, my grandfather was the 13th Duke of Hamilton, and I have quite a lot of information which could be of interest to you.

At 21:11 on November 27, 2019, Jeff Fears said…

William,

Thanks!

Regards,

Jeff

At 11:36 on October 27, 2019, Isabel Miller Grant said…

Hello,  I am very pleased to have been admitted to the Douglas Archives.   The info I have is that late eighteen/early nineteen hundred, there was an outbreak of  ??? in Edinburgh and Caroline Douglas was sent to Robert Harden, Station Master in Kilsyth.  Her father had a Saddler's shop in the Grassmarket, but I haven't beenable to find anything on this.  Someone from the Registrar's came through and told them they were related to the Black Douglas.  They named their cottage Douglas Cottage and recently the name was changed.  I hope this will help and if I can find any more info I will let you know.  I find this all so interestin g and meaningful.  Thank you.  Isabel

At 22:19 on October 25, 2019, Clarice Douglas said…

Thank you William for the pdf wonderful read I am sure

At 22:12 on October 25, 2019, Clarice Douglas said…

Thank you William for accepting me into the Douglas Clan history I absolutely love the article on the haunting at Cavers very interesting indeed. Clarice Douglas

At 22:50 on September 18, 2019, Paul Douglas said…

It seems my ancestor changed his name from James Affleck to James Douglas somewhere between 1883 and 1895. I am somewhat surprised and extremely dissapointed to find this out but intrigued also. There does not seem to be a link to the Douglas name before this as yet. Thank you for your help and this site.

Paul

At 21:57 on September 2, 2019, Darrin Dickey said…

Hello, William and thanks for the welcome. I don't understand enough about the DNA stuff yet, but it's interesting. On my Dickey side, my haplogroup is I-M253. I don't have any Douglases there though that I recall.

On my mother's side, I have a Robbins whose mother was a Merrill and her grandmother was a Douglas, supposedly descended from William Douglas (1610 - 1682), but her haplogroup is H1.

Still trying to figure out how I can connect all of the pieces. 

Darrin Dickey

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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